The Normal Course in Reading, Book 5

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Silver Burdett & Company, 1890
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Contents

A Wanderer on the Deep Mrs Felicia Hemans
48
Mountains William Howitt
49
The Music of Nature
50
Rain upon the Roof Coates Kihney
54
Sayings of Ruskin
55
The Prairies William Cullen Bryant
57
Nature Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
60
March William Wordsworth
62
The Summer Months William Motherwell
63
The Death of the Flowers William Cullen Bryant
65
It Snows Mrs S J Hale
67
PACE
68
FrostWork
69
The Fringed Gentian
72
To the Fringed Gentian William Cullen Bryant
74
The Daffodils William Wordsworth
75
Tis the Last Rose of Summer Thomas Moore
76
From the Twentyfourth Psalm
77
Bees in the Hive Miss Betta A Hoyles
79
A BeeHunt Washington Irving
88
The Mind of the Spider Cad L Washburn
91
Humanity William Cowper
99
The Sagacity of the Spider Oliver Goldsmith
100
The Battle of the Ants Henry D Thoreau
103
The Nightingale 8 H Peabody
107
The Nightingale and the Glowworm William Cowper
110
The Bobolink Washington Irving
111
Lines to a Waterfowl William Cullen Bryant
116
The Bluebird Emily H Miller
117
The Winged Worshippers Charles Sprague
118
The Web of Life
119
Man and the Inferior Animals Jane Taylor
120
PART III
123
The Fate of the Indians Charles Sprague
129
The Indian Alexander Pope
131
The Thirteen Colonies T W Higginson
132
Tea Parties in Old Times Washington Irving
134
An Appeal to Arms Patrick Henry
138
Who was He? George W Curtis
142
The Revolutionary Alarm George Bancroft
143
Warrens Address John Pierpont
145
George Washington Aaron Bancroft
146
The Character of Washington George W Curtis
148
Address to the American Army George Washington
151
The Declaration of Independence Robert C Winthrop
153
Duties of American Citizens Daniel Webster
157
The Constitution William Cullen Bryant
159
Home James Montgomery
160
No Place like Home John Howard Payne
161
The Fruits of Liberty Thomas B Macaulay
162
The Antiquity of Freedom William Cullen Bryant
163
The Necessity of Government John C Calhoun
167
The Pilgrim Fathers John Boyle OReilly
168
A Child tired of Play N P Willis
177
The Importance of the Union Daniel Webster
178
ChildrenWhat are They? John Neal
179
A Child tired of Play N P Willis
182
The Will and the Way John G Saxe
202
Little Nicholas and how he became a Great Musician J G Flint
203
A Glorious Name William Cullen Bryant
208
The Light of Other Days Thomas Moore
209
Translation of the Twentythird Psalm Joseph Addison
210
True Rest John S Dwight
212
The Meeting of the Waters Thomas Moore
214
Look Aloft Jonathan Lawrence
215
The Study of Words Retta A Hoyles
216
What is Time? William Marsden
220
Time Thomas Carlyle
221
Imaginary Evils Charles Swain
222
The Venomous Worm J Russell
223
Wine is a Mocker Solomon
224
The Bridal WineCup
225
Desolating Effects of Intemperance Washington Irving
229
Eulogy on Cold Water Paul Denton
231
The Folly of Intoxication William Shakespeare
233
Profaneness E H Chapin
236
The Perfect Life Ben Jonson
237
The ColdWater Man John G Saxe
238
The Three Black Crows John Byrom
240
The Philosophers Scales Jane Taylor
242
A Good Name William Shakespeare
245
The NovelReader
246
The Will
250
Mercy William Shakespeare
255
The Burial of Moses Mrs Alexander
256
The Village Preacher Oliver Goldsmith
260
Elegy written in a Country ChurchYard Thomas Gray
263
He giveth His Beloved Sleep Elizabeth B Browning
268
PART V
269
Selections
276
William Cullen Bryant
289
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
299
The FlowerdeLuce Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
311
Walter Von der Vogelweid 317
317
TheTwo Angels 325
325
Oliver Wendell Holmes
327
The Living Temple Oliver Wendell Holmes
335
The Last Leaf
342
Alfred Tennyson
345
The Poets Song Alfred Tennyson
349
Sweet and Low
355
The Brook
364
Quotations from Tennyson
377
Charles Dickens
379
William Shakespeare
411
LITERARY NOTES AND SUGGESTIONS
447
Patrick Henry
453
Charles Sprague
459
Aaron Bancroft
463
Alexander Mrs 256
464
Thomas Starr King
469
Bailey P John 245
470
Vocabularies
485
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Page 237 - It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere : A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — It was the plant and flower of Light. In small proportions we just beauties see ; And in short measures life may perfect be.
Page 262 - At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Page 178 - Liberty first, and Union afterwards, — but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart, — Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," God grant it, — God grant it!
Page 260 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year...
Page 76 - Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone ; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone ; No flower of her kindred, No rose-bud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh. I'll not leave thee, thou lone one ! To pine on the stem; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go, sleep thou with them. Thus kindly I scatter Thy leaves o'er the bed, Where thy mates of the garden Lie scentless and dead.
Page 268 - THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown ; Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense as largely send ; He gave to Misery all he had, a tear, He gained from Heaven ('t was all he wished) a friend.
Page 475 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus: but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Page 141 - It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry Peace, peace ! but there is no peace. The war is actually begun. The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms. Our brethren are already in the field. Why stand we here idle ? What is it that gentlemen wish ? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take ;...
Page 99 - I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished manners and fine sense Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Page 116 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way?

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